PTZ Controller Software for IP Cameras PTZJoy Pro IP

Product Highlights
  • Use any USB Joystick to precisely control your cameras
  • Use PTZPad with PTZLayer to Visualize your setup
  • Control using a TrackPad or TrackBall as a Joystick
  • Control the speed of preset recall
  • Control Cameras from anywhere using any device with a Web Browser
  • Schedule timed tasks for your cameras to complete using our Task Scheduler
  • Control from other apps and keyboards using macros and HTTP requests
  • Works on PC, Laptop, Tablet, TriCaster, vMix, Wirecast, OBS, Livestream
Supported Protocols
  • Sony VISCA over IP
  • Sony CGI IP
  • Panasonic CGI IP
  • PTZOptics VoIP-VISCA over IP
  • Datavideo VoIP-VISCA over IP

Rocosoft PTZ Controller Software Editions

Description
Specifications

IP PTZ Camera Controller PTZJoy Pro IP

Precisely control your streaming and broadcasting IP PTZ cameras.

Rocosoft PTZJoy Pro IP Controller will allow you to add a professional quality joystick controller to your system by using any USB Joystick. You will have simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom control with no latency and the ability to program the joystick buttons to your liking - switch between cameras, call on presets, control Iris, Focus, and do tons of other things. You will be able to use one of four joysticks, connected to the computer as well as to have four profiles with your own button mapping scenarios per joystick.

You can also use the on-screen Virtual Joystick, directional control buttons with a speed slider, Keyboard shortcuts, or use a Mouse, Trackpad or TrackBall as a joystick.

You can control your cameras from anywhere with any device that has a Web Browser. It's extremely useful when controlling IP cameras that are connected to an internal LAN network. PTZJoy becomes a gateway so the cameras can be controlled over LAN, WI-FI, or WAN with no individual IP addresses needed. They will be just Cam1, Cam2, Cam3, etc. on the controlling device.

Along with using internal camera presets, we also store camera settings externally in the software. The External camera presets can be called with variable speed so, you can select how fast the camera will move between preset positions.
The Preset Visualets - Visual Preset Tiles are fully customizable so you can name your presets as you want and use your own graphics or images as background. The Snip button gives you an easy way to cut an area off the screen to save images for the Tiles.

Camera switching is also easy and straight forward since each camera is represented by a Tile that can be customized with your graphics or an image.

PTZPad is a Visual Preset Control Panel that is designed to simplify the logistics of preset switching. PTZPad allows you to create a visual camera preset layout for one-click preset recall. It gives you immediate visual access to your camera positions and preset locations so you can SEE exactly what position each camera is going to, instead of having to remember presets by number or name. You can replace the background of the Panel for each camera or use the PTZLayer feature to make the panel see-through, so the PTZPad window can be layered on top of any live video streaming window, like VLC Player or NDI Monitor to achieve Live Video background.

You can adjust the camera Exposure settings like Iris, Shutter, Gain, White Balance, Backlight, or access the Camera OSD Menu for a more detailed setup.

Camera management can be automated with AutoPan, PresetScan and Task Scheduler.
AutoPan will allow you to move a specific camera left and right on a cycle with a given interval and desired speed.
PresetScan will allow you to move a specific camera between presets on a given interval.
Task Scheduler will allow you to schedule tasks for your cameras to complete at a defined time.

The included API tool will allow other Live Production or Switching Systems to access PTZ Camera control by sending HTTP Requests to PTZJoy over IP.

HotKeys keyboard shortcuts can be used with Macros and programmable keyboards (like X-Keys or Genovation) for controlling cameras with macro commands based on the keybord ASCII codes.

You can start PTZJoy with Windows as well as run it in the background with features like USB Joystick support so the Joystick control is instantly available when you start your computer or production system.

If installed on a TriCaster system, PTZJoy can be loaded along with TriCaster Software when TriCaster Starts.

Rocosoft PTZ Controller PTZJoy Pro Main Panel

Precise Camera Control

With PTZJoy, you are able to easily and precisely control your PTZ camera's pan, tilt, and zoom with variable speeds. Controlling cameras with PTZJoy is extremely fluid and responsive, regardless of how you choose to control cameras. Our on-screen Virtual Joystick accurately recreates the movement produced by a real joystick controller, providing smooth camera control all around.

Add Joystick Control to Anything

With PTZJoy, you can use ANY USB joystick to control your cameras with Variable speed. Our USB Joystick control is smooth and reliable.
Not only that, but you can also configure every single button on your USB Joystick to do a large host of tasks with your IP cameras.

Easily Manage Presets

PTZJoy makes preset management much simpler for the user by adding a visual component to preset management. Each preset can be assigned a picture, which can then be easily recalled with a single click. Preset setting and recalling is a very quick, one-click process, and the speed at which the camera moves when a preset is called can be controlled.

Multi-Camera Management

With PTZJoy, you can seamlessly manage multiple cameras, each with its own set of presets and settings. Switching between cameras is a simple one-click process. Not only that, but you can also mix and match IP camera brands. For example, Cam1 can be Panasonic, Cam2 - Sony, Cam3 - PTZOptics, Cam4 - Datavideo but PTZJoy will provide seamless on-the-fly switching between them.


Rocosoft PTZJoy Pro IP Controller Key Features

  • Precise control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus/Iris functions with any USB Joystick
  • Supports USB Joysticks and Joystick Controllers
  • Easily customize USB Joystick Buttons to your liking
  • Simultaneous Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Joystick Control with Variable Speed
  • Use one of up to 4 USB Joysticks with up to 30 programmable buttons connected to the system simultaneously
  • Smooth Camera Control with on-screen Virtual Joystick
  • Convenient Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Iris Control with Directional Buttons
  • Turn any Mouse, Trackpad or TrackBall into a Joystick with PTZBall
  • Visualize your environment with PTZPad Mini, the drag-and-drop overlay
  • Control using keyboard hotkeys
  • Control from anywhere in the world using any device with a Web Browser
  • Control from external programs using macros and HTTP requests
  • Control 6 IP cameras from one computer
  • Save and recall 255 Internal and 32 External camera presets
  • Control the speed of preset recall
  • 18 Visual Preset Tiles for Internal and External Camera Presets
  • Customize Preset Tiles with your own graphics or images
  • Snipping tool to crop images off the screen to use them as back-ground for Tiles
  • Iris, Shutter, Gain, White Balance, and Backlight Adjustment
  • On-Screen-Display (OSD) camera menu access for fine exposure settings control
  • Automatically pan left/right with AutoPan
  • Automatically loop through presets using PresetScan
  • 3 Slow Joystick Modes, X-Joystick Mode, Soft Joystick Mode
  • Precise Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Focus Speed Monitor
  • Camera On/Off, Tally Light, Mirror, Flip, and Wiper Switching Functions
  • Start with Windows
  • Minimize to the Taskbar

Manufacturer

Rocosoft Inc.

Media Type

PC Download – Software Installation and Activation Instructions and User Manual sent via email

Licensing

1 computer per license. Purchased software does not expire

Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Supported IP Port Cameras

Sony VISCA over IP on UDP Port 52381:
Sony: BRC-X1000, SRG-120, SRG-300, SRG-360, all other Sony Cameras with IP Extension Module
Sony IPELA: All Sony IPELA IP PTZ Cameras (CGI IP Protocol)
NewTek: NDI NDIHX-PTZ1
Lumens: All Lumens IP PTZ Cameras
iSmart: All iSmart IP cameras

Panasonic CGI IP Protocol:
Panasonic: AW-HE2, AW-HE40, AW-HE50, AW-HE60, AW-HE120, AW-HE130, AW-UE70, AW-HR140, AW-HE65,
AW-HE38, AW-HE58, AW-HE35, AW-HE48

PTZOptics VoIP-VISCA over IP Protocol on UDP Port 1259:
PTZOptics: 12X-IP, 12X-USB, 20X-IP, 20X-USB, 12X-SDI-G2, 12X-USB-G2, 20X-SDI-G2, 20X-USB-G2

Datavideo VoIP-VISCA over IP Protocol on TCP Port 5002:
Datavideo: PTC-100, PTC-120, PTC-150 and all newer Datavideo IP cameras

Rocosoft PTZJoy Controller Comes in Three Editions

PTZJoy

Interface

On a computer

PTZJoy Pro

Interface

On a computer

PTZJoy Studio

Interface

On a computer

PTZJoy™ Controller Edition Comparison Table

PTZJoy PTZJoy Pro PTZJoy Studio
Camera Control with any USB Joystick Yes Yes Yes
Camera Control with Virtual on-screen Joystick Yes Yes Yes
Camera Control with on-screen Pan-Tilt-Zoom-Focus Buttons Yes Yes Yes
Simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom Joystick Camera Control with variable speed Yes Yes Yes
XBox and Gaming Joystick Camera Control with variable speed Yes Yes Yes
USB Joystick Button Mapping Up to 12 Up to 30 Up to 30
Maximum IP Port Cameras 6 6 8
Maximum Internal Camera Presets 16 32 255
Maximum External Presets stored in PTZJoy (per camera)* 16 32 255
Variable Camera Speed between Presets* Yes Yes Yes
Visual Preset Tiles with customizeable background image 2x9 2x9 2x16
Support of All Listed Sony VISCA, VISCA over IP, Sony CGI, Panasonic CGI, Canon, and Pelco Protocols Yes Yes Yes
Camera Control with Keyboard Shortcuts Yes Yes Yes
Camera Control from external programs using Macros and HTTP requests Yes Yes Yes
Far-end camera control from any device with a web browser Yes Yes Yes
Camera on-screen OSD Menu Access Yes Yes Yes
Pan-Tilt-Zoom-Focus Speed Monitor Yes Yes Yes
Automation with AutoPan and PresetScan Yes Yes Yes
Automation with Task Scheduler No Yes Yes
PTZ Visual Mini Control Panel No Yes Yes
Maximum Connected and Switchable USB Joysticks 1 Up to 4 Up to 4
Joystick Button Mapping Profiles (Per Joystick) 1 4 4
Automation with Timeline Task Manager No No Yes
Automation with Camera Tracer No No Yes
Multi-Camera Direct Control Panel No No Yes
Multi-Joystick Individual Camera Control No No Yes

Purchase Rocosoft PTZJoy Pro IP Controller Software

PTZJoy Pro IP Controller is universal - it works with all IP cameras with the ability to mix and match different camera brands and protocols. This means that you can have Camera 1 set to be Panasonic IP, Camera 2 to Sony IP, Camera 3 to PTZOptics IP, Camera 4 to Datavideo IP, etc. and in any other order you would like.

However, we offer a single-protocol version of our software at a discounted price for those that control cameras over a single protocol.

Rocosoft PTZJoy Pro PTZ Controller Software
Select your PTZJoy Pro IP Controller Product:

Supported IP Cameras by Protocol

  • Sony VISCA over IP: all Sony, Sony IPELA, NewTek, Lumens, JVC, and iSmart IP Cameras
  • Panasonic CGI over IP: all Panasonic IP Cameras
  • PTZOptics VISCA over IP: all PTZOptics IP Cameras
  • Datavideo VISCA over IP: all Datavideo IP Cameras

Supported IP Cameras by Brand